60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 6 nights
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Montreux
— 6 nights
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Brig
— 6 nights
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Zermatt
— 8 nights
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Bern
— 7 nights
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Grindelwald
— 6 nights
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Engelberg
— 5 nights
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Appenzell
— 6 nights
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Zurich
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Geneva — 6 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Broken Chair Sculpture. Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Orchidarium (in Prangins) and l'Arboretum du Vallon de l'Aubonne (in Aubonne). On the 30th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Geneva online day trip planner.

Casablanca, Morocco to Geneva is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Casablanca in August, Geneva is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Montreux.
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Montreux — 6 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montreux: Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)), Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres) and Glacier 3000 (in Les Diablerets). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, trek along Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf, and deepen your understanding of the past and present with Cherries Walks.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Montreux trip planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brig.
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Brig — 6 nights

Brig, officially Brig-Glis is a historic town and a municipality in the district of Brig in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.The current municipality was formed in 1972 through the merger of Brig, Brigerbad and Glis.Together with other Alpine towns Brig-Glis engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc.Brig-Glis was awarded Alpine Town of the Year 2008.The official language of Brig is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe name Brig is derived from Briva, or "bridge." Its older houses are very Italian in appearance, while its most prominent buildings (Stockalper Palace, former Jesuits' college and Ursuline convent) all date from the 17th century, and are due to the generosity of a single member of the local Stockalper family, the baron Kaspar Stockalper.The prosperity of Brig is bound up with the Simplon Pass, so that it gradually supplanted the more ancient village of Naters opposite, becoming a separate parish (the church is at Glis, a few minutes from the town) in 1517. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brig: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Fiesch in Valais), Musikdorf Ernen (in Ernen) and Gommer Hohenweg (in Bellwald). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, hike along Thermalquellenweg, stroll through Klettersteig Daubenhorn, and go for a walk through Vineyards Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brig online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Montreux to Brig in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 8 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Grande Dixence (in Heremence), Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge (in Randa) and The Mont-Fort (in Nendaz). There's much more to do: stroll through Gornergrat, tour in style with a train tour, see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and trek along Marmot Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zermatt trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Brig to Zermatt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a tram; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.
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Bern — 7 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Venture out of the city with trips to Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding), Aare Gorge (in Meiringen) and Thunersee (in Thun). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, revel in the low prices at Ambra Minerals, stop by Matte, and Head underground at St. Beatus Hoehlen.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bern trip planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Bern by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. September in Bern sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 6 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Get out of town with these interesting Grindelwald side-trips: Lake Brienz (in Brienz), 007 Walk of fame - Schilthorn (in Murren) and Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, and fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald trip builder site.

Getting from Bern to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Engelberg.
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Engelberg — 5 nights

Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Get out of town with these interesting Engelberg side-trips: Furka Pass (in Oberwald), Airolo (St Gotthard Pass & Sasso San Gottardo) and Lukmanier Pass (in Disentis). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Titlis, take in the history at Teufelsbrucke, examine the collection at Talmuseum Ursern, and don't miss a visit to Lago Ritom.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Engelberg tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Engelberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Engelberg sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Appenzell.
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Appenzell — 6 nights

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Appenzell: Heiden (Witzweg & Kirchturm Heiden). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mauritius Church, examine the collection at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brauerei Locher AG.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Appenzell trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Engelberg to Appenzell takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Appenzell are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zurich.
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Zurich — 9 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Hofkirche, Lake Lucerne, &more), Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and walk around Lindenhof Hill.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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